What Is the Difference between Kva and KW?

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The main difference between kVa and kW is the power factor that is kW is the unit of real power whereas kVa is the unit of apparent power(real power plus re-active power). KW is usually used when referring to the generators in the United States while majority of the world used kVa when they are referring to generators.
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